ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 805 Millennium Fellows. 

During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JAMES BEN ONAJI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Ahmadu Bello University | Zaria, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 1

" In the race to save our planet and create a better future, collaboration is the key to sustainable progress. I am thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow because this is an opportunity to share my impact and story and also to get inspired by the stories of other fellows around the world using the network and resources to scale up our reach and impact in my community.over the years what has kept the project going for is is the fulfilment in affecting the lives of others people meaningfully and also the smiles on the faces of the beneficiaries "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Waste to Wealth

Waste to Wealth project aims to enlighten community members about the effect of improper disposal of waste, it also involves the conversion of waste product like polyethylene into shoe polish and conversion of wet waste into bio-gas. it aims at creating a local market for the products. At the end of the program, we hope to en-lighting 1,000 people and convert over 80% of the waste in our community.

About the Millennium Fellow

James Ben Onaji is a fourth year student of Ahmadu Bello University zaria studying water resources and environmental engineering. James is a global peace and global goal ambassador and currently serving as the head of the Ethics and discipline unit at Enactus Ahmadu Bello University.

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